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Gerry Smith

MIT Did Not 'Call In The Feds' To Pursue Aaron Swartz, Report Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 07.31.2013 | Technology

Officials at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology did not target the late Internet activist Aaron Swartz, but they failed to show leadership in a...

MIT Delays Release Of Aaron Swartz Case Details

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 07.19.2013 | Technology

MIT attorneys have asked a judge to redact information from documents detailing the investigation into Aaron Swartz -- further delaying a full account...

Secret Service Must Turn Over Files On Aaron Swartz, Judge Rules

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 07.10.2013 | Technology

The Secret Service must release documents about its investigation into Aaron Swartz to a journalist, a judge has ruled, potentially revealing for the ...

Gerry Smith

MIT Officials Have Faced Harassment, Personal Threats Since Aaron Swartz's Death

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.19.2013 | Technology

Officials at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have faced harassment and personal threats since the death of well-known Internet activist Aaro...

Ryan J. Reilly

Top Lawmakers Demand Aaron Swartz Answers From Attorney General

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top Republican and top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee sent a joint letter late Monday to Attorney General Eric Holder pos...

Aaron Swartz Was An Internet-Age MLK, Some Say

AP | By DENISE LAVOIE and ALLEN G. BREED | Posted 03.18.2013 | Technology

BOSTON (AP) — Since his suicide, friends and admirers have cast free-information activist Aaron Swartz as a martyred hero hounded to his death by th...

Ryan J. Reilly

Influential House Republican Investigating Zealous Prosecution In Internet Pioneer's Suicide

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is investigating the Justice Department's prosecution of Aaron Swartz, the In...

Spouse Of Aaron Swartz's Prosecutor Defends Her On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.15.2013 | Technology

When Internet activist Aaron Swartz was found dead in his Brooklyn apartment on Friday after an apparent suicide, friends, family and those who never ...

Zach Carter

Prosecutors Under Fire In Tragic Death Of Internet Pioneer Aaron Swartz

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A petition urging President Barack Obama to fire U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz for prosecutorial overreach in her office's case against Aar...

The Prosecution of Aaron Swartz: Sharing Knowledge Is a Greater Crime Than Bringing Down the Economy

Ali Hayat | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics
Ali Hayat

Aaron Swartz's untimely death has left us without a great mind and even more importantly a compassionate activist. While Aaron is irreplaceable, we must aspire to freely disseminate the moral imperative he advocated, in the very spirit that he himself would have done.

Zach Carter

Family: Pioneering Internet Activist's Suicide 'A Product Of Prosecutorial Overreach'

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics

Open democracy advocate and internet pioneer Aaron Swartz was found dead Friday in an apparent suicide, flooding the digital spectrum with an outpouri...